30 Sep '12, 12am

Can Europe Come Back in Sunday Singles?

How likely - or unlikely - is a comeback by Europe on final day of the Ryder Cup ? It will definitely be difficult for Europe - the odds are strongly in Team USA's favor - but it might not be as unlikely as you think. Following Saturday's Ryder Cup results , USA leads Europe 10-6. That's a big lead in the Ryder Cup, make no mistake. But keep in mind that Europe doesn't have to win, it only needs to halve in order to retain the cup. So Europe needs 8 (out of the 12 available) singles points on Sunday to keep the cup, while USA needs 4.5 points to win it. In the modern era (USA vs. Europe) of the Ryder Cup, how many times has one side won 8 or more of the 12 available singles points? It's happened five times:2006: Europe won 8.5 singles points 1999: USA won 8.5 singles points 1997: USA won 8 singles points 1981: USA won 8 singles points 1979: USA won 8.5 singles points There...

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